Happy 4th Birthday to Kennedy

I can’t believe my daughter is 4!  I remember her like this as if it were yesterday…

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This past weekend we celebrated her 4th birthday with an “Elsa” Party.  It was her first real party so I wanted her to love it!  She was so sweet and kept saying I can’t believe “I get a party – thank you Mom – thank you!”  So of course with that kind of enthusiasm, I wanted the party to be something she would always remember!  I thought it turned out really great and I loved all the vendors I worked with, so I wanted to share some of the highlights with you. If you are in or around Raleigh you should check them out!

The first thing I did was have the invitation designed.  I worked with Cute Pixels on Etsy.  She was extremely professional and it was a quick turnaround.   I then printed the invitations at Pip in Cary – these guys are great and got them done for me in 1 day!!

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Then I contacted my cake lady – Jennifer Dail!  If you want a beautiful AND tasty cake she is your woman!  Kennedy wanted an Elsa “Barbie” cake and Jennifer didn’t disappoint – how cute did this turn out?!?!

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Next I needed ideas for food and decorations – and where do you go for that? Pinterest of course!!  My favorite post was for these free Frozen printables.   I used them for notes for my gift bags and food labels – so easy to edit them in Picasa and so cute!  Took about 15 minutes total.  Since the party was from 1 – 3, I only served dessert type food.  I made “Frozen” Muddy Buddies, Blue Chocolate covered pretzels,  chocolate kisses and “olaf noses” (which were Cheetos and not dessert but I needed another thing to go with the theme – ha!).  And finally for the decorations, I made some wreaths for the front door and then basically used my Christmas decorations that I hadn’t put away yet (1 win for a right after Christmas birthday!).  I used this post as the inspiration for the wreaths.

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The highlight of the party was when Anna and Elsa arrived and I have Enchanted Wishes to thank for that! Ines and her girls were great and stayed in character the whole time!

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The first picture was of our family on the day Kennedy was born and this is us four years later…

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And yes – the jazz hands are totally her personality;)!

love-mandy


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